M. Penny Swales MBACP
I believe that my training and years of experience grounded in the person centred approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy enables me to offer clients an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance and warmth.
From personal experience I understand how difficult taking the first steps toward Counselling can be likened to stepping into a forest where a person can't see the light or way through. I aim to make this experience liberating for clients and hope that by offering positive regard and acceptance through their journey, clients will come to have a better understanding of themselves and others.
It is my belief that Counselling can be helpful in times of difficulties and confusion but also has value offering a supportive and positive approach to personal development.
When a person finishes Counselling they often choose to re-enter periodically with the aim to remain grounded and positive. I consider myself to be an integrative therapist as I also use elements from other orientations which are dependent on the clients needs at the time.
As well as working within private practice I also work for the NHS. Through this work I have had the privilege of working with clients form all walks of life and with a diverse range of issues.
I also work as an associate for yorkshire Psychotherapy in S75 rates will differ due to YP pricing.
I offer telephone, email and online , Skype sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced diploma in the theory and practice of therapeutic counselling. 2011
Level three certificate in integrative therapies from open university.2007
Level three Person centred Counselling CPCAB 2008
Drinkaware training course April 2011
Sexual Abuse training course May 2011
Couples therapy one day training Teminos Sheffield April 2011
Full NHS staff training programme May 2012 including safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding children and health and safety and stress management.
Domestic abuse , effects on children .Sep 2013
Historic sexual abuse Jan 2014
Dream and nightmare analysis 2014
Acceptance Commitment Therapy Training 2015
Full updated NHS programme of training 2016
Group work 2016
I have worked with support groups during 2016 for carers and also Cancer Survivorship programme.
Addictions training 2018
Bereavement and Grief 2018
March 2019 Internal Family Systems training course.
Dec 2019 Male eating disorders, University of Sheffield
Jan 2020 Freedom from body image .
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Occupational Health . Group facilitation . Organisation working with groups .
Yorkshire Psychotherapy S75 6FW Telephone number 01225 934577
£45 per one hour session for individuals
£35 per one hour session for students
£45 per one hour session for organisations
Couples £60 per hour session
Please contact me for group work costs.